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Stanley Tucci on Julia Child and the making of Julie & Julia

Radio Cherry Bombe

02:08 min | 3 weeks ago

Stanley Tucci on Julia Child and the making of Julie & Julia

"How the roles. Paul child come to you. We'll show. I was at a friend's christmas party. Our friend of maryland A friend was natasha richardson. She passed away. And but if you wanna talk about a great cook that she was an amazing but so we were at her her annual christmas party and said would you like to plan paul child in this william gonna make nor about junior child and i said no are you getting. I said yes. I have to to say no search and laura also. I loved julia child. In fact i wrote a book. No i didn't. I was asked to go was invited to her birthday. Ninetieth birthday or something. I couldn't go. And so that i can go but i remember watching when i was a kid with my mom. My mom was a huge fan of hers and so she's such an inspiration for me. She along with them. Insist that wonderful british air on heath on give Those two were just the most brilliant Tv cooks you know. Then were incredible. Anyway i i i just loved julia child force marilyn nora and we ended up doing it about a year later. You know you mentioned your ninetieth. Birthday ocean remember her being on larry king for her ninetieth birthday. And he says so julia. What's the secret of life to you of of your long life. And she said well. I have lots of different things in very small quantities. I have a very good time. We only right that she was absolutely right. She knew how to do it.

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Neighborhood Friends: A Story and Relaxation for Kids

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories

02:16 min | Last month

Neighborhood Friends: A Story and Relaxation for Kids

"Our story today is neighborhood friends. It was a bright winter afternoon. Our island kelly had spent the morning playing with her toys in her new bedroom. Kelly's family had just moved to their new house on our island and most of the moving boxes were unpacked including the boxes of kelly's toys. This was the first time. Kelly had a chance to play with her toys and her new bedroom so she enjoyed letting her toys explore their new environment. She showed them the closet in her room and the window looked out to the backyard and the shelf or they could sleep at night. She wanted to make sure they would all be comfortable in their new home eventually. Kelly's parents called her out to the kitchen to eat lunch. Kelly carefully put her toys away on the shelf and headed to the kitchen. I kelly said june kelly's dad. Did you have fun playing in your new room. Yes daddy replied kelly. I showed my toys my new room. I think they like it. Did you put your toys away on their shelf before you came to lunch. Asked hailing. kelly's mom. Yes mommy i did. The toys are taking a nap now. Great said halie. As the family was finishing lunch. They heard the doorbell rate. I wonder who that could be said. Halie i'll go check. Haley went to the front door. She was gone a few moments and then came back smiling. Kelly someone's at the door for you. Kelly's eyes widened in surprise or me. She exclaimed curious. Kelly quickly walked to the front door followed by haley and june standing in the foyer was a nora. The little girl. Kelly had met last week when she first moved into her new

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

04:51 min | 2 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"Great. So nora nora. Did you watch doug for announcement on friday. How he was gonna like solve all the problems sandy. Do you know what i was doing on friday afternoon. Not watching doug for. I was getting my first. Maclean's article published in three years. Oh okay and the topic was such. The topic was such that doug ford's press conference which was originally supposed to scheduled two o'clock had the potential to render my article completely useless..

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Why Is It so Difficult To Ask For 'Big Help'?

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

02:00 min | 2 months ago

Why Is It so Difficult To Ask For 'Big Help'?

"This topic wanna talk about this week. Asking for big help came as many things do from our facebook group. Facebook dot com slash groups slash. What fresh cast. Julie is one of our listeners. She asked when have you asked for big help lately. And what's the breaking point. I'd never heard this term. Big help before. I think she was making it up but i loved it. Because it's one of these things like we know what it is when we see it. Well what do you think it is. What is big helped me to you. Amy big help is. Can you fly across the country to help me right now because my spouse is in the hospital and my kid just broke his leg. Big help is Can you know me considerable amount of money right like big help. It's two o'clock in the morning. can you come to. My baby has a fever and can use it with the toddler. Yeah pick up a prescription on the way over. Yeah like shortlist. Big ask and i want to pick apart why. This is hard for us. Because everybody i think at some point if you're a parent is going to be on the asking side of big help. And on the receiving side of that ask and being on the receiving side kind of feels. Good most of the time and so. I don't know why we get so wrapped up on is this big enough. Is my need big enough. That i can ask that. It's much more painful to be the asker than i think it should be. And i think there are reasons for that. But i'm curious about that because having been on the receiving side of that two. Am call. you are happy to help you. Happy to be of help. So let's talk about. Why asking is hard. There's a book called may asking for help in times of need nora bouchard wrote that book and she suggests i like these couple of ideas that asking for help requires surrendering control. I think it means that this problem is bigger than i can handle. This is more than i could do. Right moms are supposed to be able to handle it. All juggle everything at once. Nope this is more than i can handle being perceived as needy yes. I don't know if that's what's holding me from like you know pressing call on my phone. Okay it's pride. Yeah there's a huge amount of pride that goes into it. I've got this is a big part of our

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Rescuers hampered by damaged roads, more rain in Indonesia

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 months ago

Rescuers hampered by damaged roads, more rain in Indonesia

"A tropical cyclone has created havoc in remote eastern Indonesian islands as well as in East Timor killing scores of people from flooding and landslides the storm also hampered the rescue effort as aid workers were unable to access key sites because it demonstrates the bridges the cyclone is expected to continue affecting the southeast Asian nation's days while moving south towards Australia multiple times running hills on to dozens of times and laminated village on ida Nora islands rescuers dug tirelessly to recover thousands of bodies buried under the mud and several people were injured last floods killed at least thirty people elsewhere and there are reports of at least seventy missing in the province I'm Karen Thomas

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The Weeknd Is Boycotting the Grammys

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

02:50 min | 3 months ago

The Weeknd Is Boycotting the Grammys

"Music's biggest stars, is boycotting this weekend's Grammy Awards. He's the artist behind one of the most listen to tunes ever spending 52 weeks in the top 10 of the billboard hot 100 lists. But the weekend is now saying Science Nora to Music's biggest night the best selling singer, announcing he intends to boycott all future Grammy ceremonies and will no longer permit his music to be considered for upcoming awards. This just months after the Grammys overlooked the Canadian artist completely shutting him out of all nominations following this snub the Grammy Award winning artist harshly criticizing the recording academy, calling them corrupt writing. You owe me my fans and the industry transparency. And the Grammy goes to critics have blessed the show before accusing the awards of being biased and out of touch. One of the things that has been very astonishing about all this is that three out of the last four Grammys have been racked by one scandal or another for the weekend, not to be nominated, either points to corruption or Severe dysfunction. Last year, former Recording Academy CEO Debra Dugan, ousted for alleged bullying filed a bombshell discrimination complaint against the recording academy, alleging the board manipulates the nominations process. I'm saying that the system should be transparent and that there are there are incidents of conflict of interest. That taints the results. Dugan also highlighting the longstanding struggle with gender inequality and lack of diversity when it comes to the most prestigious awards like album of the year. Saying those awards rarely go toe R and B stars like Beyonce or Kanye West. But instead, the winners tend to be in the rock, country and pop genres. But the weekends most recent statement taking it one step further, saying because of secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys. Something's wrong with that process. If an artist like the weekend can't even get nominated. It's something that needs to be fixed. The Super Bowl headliner is just the latest big name star to tune out the Grammys. Others include Drink, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj. Now. In response to the weekend statement, Harvey Mason Jr. Interim president and CEO of the Recording Academy, told The New York Times We are all disappointed when anyone is upset. We are constantly evolving. And this year as in past years, we're going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review Committee. It's ABC is Amy Robach reporting

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Poly Styrene Documentary

Bigmouth

09:49 min | 3 months ago

Poly Styrene Documentary

"Today. Polystyrene i m cliche is directed by both her daughter. Celeste bell and documentary maker pulsing charting the rise of marian elliott as she was born. She saw yellow pages ad became polystyrene and formed punk band x ray specs as we know in this foam. Celeste goes through her mother's archive and visits. The places of hutch halted. So let's listen to the trader to get a feel for it. Some people think little go should have. But i think my mother was punk rock icon. People have asked me if she was a good mom. It's hard to know what to say your rebel. Today's society paulie had our own ideas. Student full fully trends. She was a woman of color in. Dc full of white middle class. men was singing. polly was singing about. I fell in love with her. I fell in. The news actually started singing. Because right we will dive right in nora snaps point. He was a big personality but as we see her life was extremely complicated on. This is as much. Her daughter's journey as police starring life story. Was that a good way in. I think definitely I think by this point. We also board like punk defecation. This point know the way. The bbc fool punk document generation. That watches him in the in the same way. That like my dad and grandad generation. What war documentaries old thing again and again and I think it's focus the that it's kind of deified in such a like i wasn't like incredible and radical umbro which it was in some ways but also rian just reinforced the status quo in other ways. Like the thing. I think is really great why i feel like the rohbock of this narrative restarted with like the vowel between book which From a couple of years ago when she you know really gets to the kind of watson order of it in a way that is much more punk than saying like. Oh we great you know like sex pistols type branding and i thought that this documentary was like a really peaceful continuation overseas. Not done by polystyrene by her daughter. And i think it's testament polystyrene like complexity and also to her sensitivity. But then i'll say for her callousness towards adulterer as well. I think it makes were much more well rounded portray of somebody and also no. It doesn't just a pain releasing on her. You know she has her own issues but it looks at how they're exacerbated by the society around like a mixed race woman in london at that time in the punk scene. There's a bit wet don. Let says that she goes and shaves her head while she's a party jordan lydon's house and when winter comes back down they just love her releasing. That seem horrendous. In retrospect i'm sure we're just kind of par for the course in in the seventy s and the other thing i was gonna say i think is important is she wasn't postponed. She was punk like she's really part of the the formative dna not very easily gets forgotten. Like when i was a teenager Bought three for twelve pounds. Buzzcocks clash kind of burundi's wound go from and see a whatever it was but it took a lot longer. It's come across x ray specs and to hear them kind of debt day fight in the way that they deserve She had a rough up. Brixton upbringing. shoes booted at school. Punk rock was a place for outsiders is the cliche but actually you see that. It's inevitable that she is going to get drawn to something that's so creative but also that she can break whatever more that she feels that she has been put into yet absolutely I think one thing that's really striking by the way that she Shared her images. While is the like. Obviously i don't want a undress will. The sex pistols did two like bridge society but fundamentally that kind of just like a boy band put together by iron. Witten really edgy branding. And that whole thing is is about dog individualism. When really it was really nothing the saw. And i think that you know. Even the police die polystyrene style for rewards more individual. She recognized herself as a cliche. And she played with the idea of like branding and identity in a way that i find much more interesting than just like sticking a safety pin on it And i think we have to use it. Today were authenticity. It comes from a very real place whether the sex pistols Taped on summertimes travis. The problems with poly seem to stem from x ray specs residency. Cbgb's in new york when they went over us punks hauled coal. There were a lot more into drugs. And i think that london it seems to say. Was this the breaking point for the band. Is this the kind of crux in the film. I think so. I mean i mean. That's the argument fuel. Makes the About what happened to the u k Members of the dolls came over an introduced heroin to the to the uk seen quite quite a heavy way otten Concur with everything that lord said about film. I think The framing the fact that it has selected celeste stories. Her as she's dealing with navas legacy in some respects her mother had had semi other people's expectations about what she should be being Star as in and being mixed race being hauled somali in britain and she's just so in the clips that they use the archive clips which from most of them from a a great arena documentary from nineteen seventy-nine he was she's just so alive him sparking intelligence on which me a very funny and in most What she's doing. I think you know how easy it is to get coal topping to the move Nexus these achieved up by the film. I descend Points about the breakdown. the failure in a way to work out. How will she is. She's diagnosed with schizophrenia. Kind of putting for bit. has serious by disorder Move into harry christmas On also in places you alluded to neglect which she treats celeste points during the spirit journey and was pursuing a common all and happened. How different thoughts regarding way with the male and female office Think about lockdown about. How much care women having to take on board and also agree with. I think that when another book that i would put in the frame is what is alvin. Is is kathy. Adams was drafted memoir of juden in other key. Figure the kind prison to look look upon pumpkin kind of liberating. It wasn't how you think about kind of male violence. Where is actually to the nearly point it was it was quite at transgressive sexually A lot of the gay pubs and clubs were up with the next to solve it. I'm so i can imagine that. The film doesn't does kind of raise interesting questions. As well as celeste father is interviewed in it on one of us and absent biggest because he died. regional manager. And pau falcons stewart. Now again. Severi seventeen seventy six. He was quite a bit older than when they get and how much care and they seem to hide it to a certain extent as well a friends didn't really know whether they were going out with each other or not. We just didn't look particularly cool Strangely enough this film from that era with hangs connor in it could breaking gloss than nyein and strangely seems to be almost so the police story in way which becomes this incredible figure And has sta machiavellian manage aaron and has this breakdown and so on so until daniels place. This full manager boyfriend Is i think it's really five documentary. Actually i think you mentioned he was a guest. Shot means the fact that one of zoe's earlier books whose how's your dad's some which is a an account to of stars children's. She's absolutely perfect for collaborator. On this end coming book as other as good as andrew. Did you like this a did. I really liked it because as as long as it's very fresh indifference it's a dream like quality. This is very much not your friday night documentary. Which begins with the stock footage of the miners. Strike rubbish piling in the winter of discontent. Yeah i've always about acronyms because hatches and didn't stop not your kind of off the pex tickets sold. It's it is a personal journey. It's quite slow and quite like i say quite dreamlike and which i found very refreshing change from the usual stakeouts poke documentary. I remember when i was a kid. I thought i thought police really disturbing because i lived in a very white suburban middle of nowhere type place and you just seems so odd and the fact that she but were shut brace on top of the pops and i now say that that is really good thing that it should be disturbed a little. You not white kids in places where i lived in in middle. middle class. spices. To encounter is person who didn't look like a boss didn't like pasta but was absolutely transfixed thing

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:59 min | 3 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"Nora. Hey sandy has your better. Doing i heard that all the better in canada is just like the totally different texture. Everything's going wild. It's like top of my news. What's up with your better I some that eats a lot of butter. I have to admit. I haven't noticed a difference in my butter. It has been as soft as it usually is sitting out on the counter in room temperature. That's the secret by the way everybody. If you never thought that you can leave butter out you sure can. Is there no news in canada. I assure you that there is so much news. But i just. I don't understand what it is about a the imagination of journalists or something or the way that they just don't give a shit about certain communities in the news that are happening. The news that is happening in those communities at don't know but there is a lot of news about better fits week and i'm just floored i mean you know it's a little embarrassing that you've just admitted her entire listener base that you have a really unrefined butter palate but no. This whole thing is ridiculous. I i can't. I can't care about it. I can't you know what. I i found this butter that is goat butter and it's very salty and delicious and i was so excited because i couldn't find in stores for awhile and i found it again and i was like yes. Go butter and i ate it and it was rancid at but i couldn't really tell if it was rancid so it was like i know says like smelling it not sure and and just trying to on this putting on that. I've got a really sensitive. Like when dairy turns. Like i wanted to die basically when i eat it by accident but this i just couldn't tell and there's no expiry date on it and i was like what the fuck so i contacted the company i was like. Here's the lot number. Tell me when you manufacture this and they responded and this was in october and they're like oh it expired in august..

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Don't You Want Somebody to Take Care of You?

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

05:24 min | 4 months ago

Don't You Want Somebody to Take Care of You?

"Okay so you just got a couple of questions. We're going to get into that okay. Yeah totally i'm nora. Mcnerney in this is terrible. Thanks for asking. And that was gina and when we get into it. We're going to be continuing the conversation that we've been having about care with gina story is a story about a lot of complicated emotions about the long tail effects of being thrust into a caregiver role when you're still a person who needs a lot of care a child but this complicated story starts in a really simple place when genus parents met and fell in love They were summer fling. Was like maybe nineteen sixty nine thousand. Nine hundred seventy vietnam war was going on. I think there was like a lot of looking for a better life. Like you know like wanting something good and they dated over that summer and then they were married by like the day after christmas that same year. So my sense is that they were kind of idealists like they were looking for some sort of happily ever after and for awhile. Genus parents found it. My mom was a homemaker and my dad was kind of a rising star in the computer science world. he was an academic. He was teaching at georgia tech in atlanta. Which is where. I grew up and so early. Memories are that you know my mom cooked and was crafty and volunteered with the pta. My mom really loved to so she loved to bake. She's a beautiful woman and my dad was very intellectual. Like i remember him reading like not totally age appropriate books to read allison wonderland to me at an age when i didn't fully understand what's going on there so much in that book didn't understand but i loved the fact that he would read that to me and he would sit down and explain to me. How telephones work and he liked teaching me about prime numbers and stuff like that at a very young age i think he just really enjoyed sharing that aspect of himself with me. He liked kind of dissecting things and thinking about things and asking questions. And that's something that. I've carried with me into adulthood. He kind of taught me how to dig deep and think about stuff that you might not otherwise. Think about gina was the second of three children. Her older brother is named allan just like a sweet sweet kid like he loved playing with matchbox cars and he would line them up. We would watch movies a lot together like he loved watching lassie and old yeller and stuff like that. If it involves a kid in a dog he could watch a movie. Five times in a row of my mom lead up every single time. He said he would laugh at every part like it was the first time you ever heard it or ever saw it and same with music. You know at some point in our childhood somebody gave them like one of those yellow sony walkman and a bunch of tapes and he would walk around the house with like headphones on and plane his tapes and singing and his very loud very slurred speech. That was like the happiest. Alan loved country music bing crosby. He loved christmas music all year round. It was just gina in allen until their little brother andrew was born. Andrew came along and i felt like almost like he was my baby from the beginning and like i think i recognized from a young age that he was like my ally and my playmates. He was you know a playmate that i interacted with. He was very imaginative. And we do the things that kids do where you like lineup. All your stuffed animals and teach them school or we would do these toy. Parades down the hallway and like throughout the whole house. Where readers just like lineup. Every single toy we own and then just like march like it was a production. The genus relationships with andrew and with allen were different because allen andrew with different. I was aware from a very very young age that i do things at allen. Couldn't i was three years younger than him. He and i kind of learned how to walk around the same time he could talk but his speech was really slurred. And so i knew from a very young age that like a lot of people didn't understand what he was saying. But i did like i kind of interpreted for him a lot especially in public so i think there was an awareness on that level lake. He's older than me. But i think i always felt older than him like. I knew that he had a lot of medical stuff. That was very mysterious. He had some seizures and would have to be rushed to the hospital so i i was very aware that like he needed a lot and there was something wrong.

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Woman Shot Protesting Myanmar Military Takeover Dies

1A

00:19 sec | 4 months ago

Woman Shot Protesting Myanmar Military Takeover Dies

"Young woman shot by police during protests in me. Amar died Friday the first confirmed death among thousands of demonstrators defying the military government during protests against the February 1st coup. The U. S State Department is calling on the military and Myanmar to refrain from violence. I'm Nora Rahm NPR

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A Simple Choice

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

05:06 min | 5 months ago

A Simple Choice

"I'm nora mcnerney and this is terrible. Thanks for asking. This is a continuation of the episode. Just before it in your podcast app so if you have not heard the previous episode stop right now. This is not a place to start this. If you're a first time listener no no no no no. You don't get to start here. I'm so sorry. I can be slightly bossy. But you're gonna wanna go back. Listen to the episode from the week previous and then you may have this one as a treat so for those who already listened to the other episode at the end of that episode. Mark told his girlfriend. Melissa he was going to have children with her and it is not a small decision it never is but it was a particularly brave one because mark had lost his mother to cancer when he was just nineteen. He lost his wife karen to cancer fifteen years later in three years. After karen's death he was in love with melissa and willing to make this huge scary leap with her for both of them. Things feel good and they feel hopeful. This is melissa okay. Good things are going to start happening now. Like we're gonna start having kids we're gonna start the next chapter and it's going to be full of wonderful things for mark and for i a year and a half. After that conversation the two them are married and melissa is pregnant. The wonderful things are happening. That's mark melissa. Seeing their baby's heartbeat hearing it seeing it at their six week appointment that little butterfly wing rhythm of their future child. It was pretty amazing. The lady was surprised that we would see it already. And at that point. I'd still feeling like. Is this real. Come not fully comprehending what's about to change in my life at that point. I'm just thinking like things are going. Well that's a good sign. Melissa was feeling sick which was also a good sign and at their next appointment. It was ten weeks and mark goes with melissa again. He's there. He's ready to document than the ultrasound tech. She was anime bali and she wasn't saying anything but this was our first pregnancy. So i really think anything of it and then she came back with a doctor and they told us that there is no heartbeat and it looked like we had just lost the baby just like within the last day or two and we. We both broke down. We were both devastated and it was. It was way harder than we would have anticipated. Pregnancy loss is just so much harder than you realize. Until you've been there. So i i don't really swear very often but i think my actual words were what the fuck and nobody talks about like the hard part like i mean. It's all hard but nobody talks about like how painful it can mean. There's so much blood that they spend the next day in the emergency room and mark is back in the hospital taking care of the woman he loves and nobody would blame mark for pulling back and saying see see told you my brain was right. The worst case scenario did happen again. All my previous losses didn't affect the statistical probability that one in four pregnancies are lost instead the loss of this pregnancy. Reaffirms that yes. This is what they want both of them so after we lost the first pregnancy. We knew that at that point we wanted it badly We didn't know how badly we wanted it until we lost the first one the first one because they do get pregnant again. We were just over the moon. We were taking videos of like everything right away but we were terrified. I think that's like some of the first words that came out of my mouth was like i don't wanna lose this one. There's a balancing act after loss. You learn to put one foot in front of the other hoping for the best in preparing for the worst hedging your bets and counting your blessings trying to enjoy what is while crossing your fingers and toes that the future will take care of itself that it will all be okay and pregnancy is intense. Your body is three d. printing a human being. That is actually my child. Put it to me recently. And i was like. Oh my goodness buddy. you're right. i did. Three d print you after a pregnancy loss. It feels like every twinge. Every ache could be bad news and this pregnancy is different than the first one

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A Simple Choice

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

06:55 min | 5 months ago

A Simple Choice

"I'm nora mcnerney and this is terrible. Thanks for asking. There comes a time in every romantic relationship where you need to talk about where things are going. Okay you gotta be honest about what you want and don't want out of the relationship is heading toward marriage. Are you going to live together. And if so where are you going to live and do you want kids. That's a big one because kids are a big commitment. It's a lifetime commitment and not just for your lifetime you're committing to their lifetime and mark's girlfriend once kids and he does not and that's a fully valid life choice. A lot of people don't want kids. They are one way to find meaning in life. They're not the only way but mark's decision is a little bit deeper than just a preference. It goes a little further than just simply not wanting kids. Okay so mark. I would love for you to tell me. What did your mom look like. Wow my mom was five foot eight. She had wavy brown hair and she wore glasses. Kind of i mean. I think she felt that they were pretty artsy for her time. When she was younger she used to wear like the cat style. Glasses from whenever that was like the fifties or sixties she was really the most social person i've ever encountered for sure. She used to probably starting in september. Just have our kitchen table. Full of christmas cards. This is pre social media. So she didn't have any way of getting a hold of people on the interweb so she just would pile christmas cards on the counter and then right personalized christmas cards to probably two hundred. Maybe more of her friends from the state's not just a generic letter. She would write personalized things to every single friend of hers that she can think of. And then our wall in return come november and december are wall in. The kitchen was just everybody else's cards back to her. It was pretty amazing when mark was seventeen. His mom got sick with cancer and she didn't want him to worry so she kept it from him as long as she. She wanted him to enjoy his last year of high school and he did but when he was about to go to college he knew she was sick and she asked him. Will you stay home with me and dad. Will you help out in mark. Said mum of course so while all of his friends went off to college. Mark stayed in his small hometown in canada. His girlfriend karen was just going into twelfth grade and cared about her a lot so he broke up with her. I didn't want to be home and have that. Be the reason i was home. I didn't want to have my mindset so focused on karen that i wasn't there for my mom during that So yeah i think that makes sense and also young relationships are really consuming. And what's even more consuming. Mark is that you are coming of age and having a really singular experience. I don't think i have to do a survey of your town to assume that you are probably the only your age taking care of your mother. Yeah i can't. I can't think of anyone else at the moment for sure. It was just mark just mark spending a few hours a day escaping to the sanctuary of his church playing the drums alone in a big empty space coming home to keep his mom company and bring her water and love her. Breaking up with. Karen was a protective measure. It helped mark focus on this time with his mom and it also protected karen from spending her senior year emotionally caretaking. Her boyfriend. Mark doesn't see much karen during this time but he knows karen still cares about him and that she cares about his mother karen. Her mother used to come visit. My mom in the hospital and karen and her friends would come and sing songs to my mom and just hang out with her for an hour or and then my money's the journal a lot of like who came to visit her during the day and all that stuff so i would. I would look through a journal and see that that happened when mark mom dies. It's christmas time. He still just a kid and he has no idea what to do or how to fill his time but across the street from his house. There's an event center. And there's a christmas play that is being held there and some of his friends and karen are in it. So that's where he goes. So i went there to see a whole bunch of my friends. Do this thing. And then canonized briefly spoke that night and then slowly over the next few weeks there was like a phone call here there and then i think what happened was i ended up just inviting her over to watch a movie at our house and we hung out and classic movie. Okay yeah no. That's that's what it was and then we still weren't dating. But she came over and i started working at a local video store back when people went and got videos and like my first day of work. She brought me like the best sandwich i'd ever eaten and a bunch of stuff for my suffer and with a huge letter. What did the letter say. I think she was just expressing to me. How sad she was that. I lost mom. And how amazing my mom was. And i'm pretty sure. I have the letter somewhere still. I don't know where it is. But it was pretty much just saying that she felt so bad for me and there might have been a hint of that she missed being around me and stuff like that and i think that's pretty much when we just said okay it's back on.

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Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-Directed Film

The Big Picture

03:09 min | 5 months ago

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-Directed Film

"You've got split into. That's as close as i will ever get to desi arnez voice because it has been announced that aaron sorkin is making a lucille ball and desi arnez bio pic starring. Nicole kidman and javier bardem. I guess this is amazing but also it seems kind of terrible as as ideas go. What was your reaction to this news. My first reaction is. I'm just glad that nicole kidman and gets to have a little bit of just the tiniest bit of fine. Did you ever happened to catch the prom. Was the ryan murphy. Film version of a broadway musical speaking of things. We'll be discussing later on this podcast. I sure did. And i was not a fan nor was i. The only thing that i could say is like when they let nicole kidman do something which was very rare in this. She seemed to be having the time of her life and she was like. I don't have to have a breakdown. Like on a courtroom stand and talk about like really grim things while being filmed for once. And i'm flying free and so you know i assume this. Is i think this project in one form or another. I think errands has been trying to do this for a while. If you google. They're kind of like mentions of this project. Bopping around and i think it's about their marriage and working relationship presumably their ups and downs in it. Because it's a marriage. So i don't think it'll all be sunshine and roses for her but at least you'll get to do comedy. Yeah i think that's right on the one hand. We have seen her do comedy a few times in the past perhaps most notoriously in bewitched your icon nora ephron i kind of interesting but kind of bungled but kind of notable movie. What were you gonna say not. Everything works in not everything works. I'll say next week we're going to talk about one division. And i think the bewitched conversation and the idea of using bewitched as a satirical vehicle into another story is new again so as usual ephron ahead of the curve there nevertheless nicole kidman i. Is she gifted comic actress. I don't know maybe she doesn't have to be for this obviously lucille ball. Desi arnez their story as showbiz. Pioneers is not just a comic story. There's there's a lot of high drama that's place there. The other thing. I thought of when i read this news was that one of aaron sorkin non adapted works to to screen is something called the farnsworth invention which is about essentially the creation of the tv by filo farnsworth and we know that the origins of television and the origins of entertainment are quite important. Taryn sorkin and to the kinds of stories. He's he's often telling stories about people at the forefront of a new life changing kind of technology or culture. We've seen it with steve jobs. We've seen it with moneyball. We've seen it with the social network. He loves to find pioneers and tell their stories. And there's no doubt that. And lucy were major pioneers and tv. So you know. Of course we're going to watch it and devote six to twelve episodes about this on our show. And i'm sure it'll be good slash not good.

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Study identifies first potential treatment for meth addiction

All Things Considered

03:28 min | 5 months ago

Study identifies first potential treatment for meth addiction

"Has come roaring back, and during the pandemic, it has grown even worse. Deaths from meth overdoses surged by roughly a third last year, but there is some good news for the first time, Researchers say they have found a medical treatment that helps some people trying to recover from meth addiction. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann reports Jessica Martinez started using meth when she earned money as a sex worker paying her way through college. Her life quickly unraveled. Oh, I was shooting up every day. Sometimes 2 to 3 times a day mess is incredibly toxic and incredibly addictive. Martinez, who works now helping others with meth addiction, says when she started her recovery two years ago, it was brutally hard, in part because there was no medical treatments to help with cravings and withdrawal for heroin users. There's nothing down there, Suboxone I just wonder why we haven't researched this drug yet, but research has been happening at clinics around the country. Doctors working with the National Institute of Drug Abuse found a combination of two drugs now tracks own and bupropion helped many of their patients avoid relapse. Peace progress on it's quite significant. Dr Nora Volkow Biz, the institute's director. She says the clinical trial found roughly one in nine patients who used these two drugs in combination saw significant improvement. That may not sound like a home run. But she says, for medications, treating mental health or addiction, that's a strong result. Well, cops says it appears the drugs work together to ease depression and cravings. I mean, we have started to help them that way. This is done. We'll leave them to achieve recovery again. Many patients weren't helped by this treatment, but because these two drugs are widely available for treating other medical conditions, Volkov expects doctors to begin trying the method even before it wins approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Right now, I'm in the moment that the paper is published. Doctors are going to be reading about it than may prescribed the medications off label to their patients. Dr. Laura Raise a psychologist researching medical treatments for meth addiction at U. C. L. A She says. Today's study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, changes the landscape of meth treatment. So far, we have come up empty. So I believe that this finding this clinical trial really is a breakthrough in many ways, because there have been many, many failed trials. This new treatment arrives at a moment when meth overdoses are killing four times more Americans every year. Compared with the decade ago. Matthew Donahue with the Drug Enforcement Administration says the trend is fueled by a pipeline of cheap meth smuggled from Mexico. It's almost like methamphetamines form the sky right now. With the amount that's coming through the borders through boats on planes, Donahue says methods everywhere from the deep south to the Pacific Northwest. He thinks the lack of medical therapies has complicated efforts to curb demand. There's one more reason new treatment approaches to help people quit meth are desperately needed more methods being laced with another deadly drug, the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Last year in the U. S. Meth and Fentanyl together pushed overdose deaths to roughly 82,000 grim new record. Brian Mann NPR news

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Authorities search for recorders of missing plane carrying 62 people

Hidden Brain

00:36 sec | 5 months ago

Authorities search for recorders of missing plane carrying 62 people

"The search will resume tomorrow in waters off Indonesia. The data recorders of a jet that crashed yesterday. Authorities have pinpointed the area where the recorders are, but divers air waiting for weather conditions to improve. The plane had just taken off from Jakarta on a domestic flight when it lost contact with air traffic controllers and plunged into the job is C For 62 people on board. This was the first major air crash and Indonesia since 2018 went on plane went down also in the Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news.

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:23 min | 6 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"How are we going to change work. And the way that work is inherently gendered. Are we going to change access to housing safety security food. All of these things and how they're inherently gendered. That's where doesn't wanna go. That's where power doesn't speak doesn't even want to have a conversation and that's how we know that that's where we need to go. That's where we need to insist on going. Don't let power continue to have the same conversation over and over and over and over and it's like yes. These changes they don't necessarily have to only come through legislation. We can create these things for each other. We can recognize that legislation is one of the ways that some of these changes in our society can come about but i said before you know. Legislation follows culture. We have to change culture which means we have to change the stories we have to change the narratives to push beyond what power is telling us whenever we have the opportunity whenever we get a taste of power to have the opportunity to tell a story we should be as bulldogs possible and change the narrative. Nora whoa i mean what a question. A bunch of questions to fire up at the end. I'm ready to just launch into my nightly covid research now. This is a perfect. I'm seeing a lot of folks adjusting discord and that we needed discord community for sandy. Nora i think that brought in winning. It's a twenty. it's a link expires. Yes so you have everyone there. I have everyone's emails as well. So i will check that out. I think that's a great idea and sandy and we're going to talk a little bit more after the show but how we can put a community together because really do want everybody to connect and so if it goes to this link. I don't fucking understand this quarter at all so a might to teach you. Don't know okay but we'll we'll we'll keep you updated about where to find other folks and that will happen. I think soon and then we're going to do a year end show once sandy has passed all her exams with fucking a. Pluses really wasn't a lot of paying attention going on this year. So we'll see. Yeah but once finished we're gonna do a year round up for twenty twenty it'll be after december eighteenth. Okay so we're gonna take a couple of weeks off but that's the housekeeping sandy. Do you want to do the amazing. Thank you yeah..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:51 min | 6 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"That was fucking acadia or fucking. I don't know laurentian or windsor or saskatoon. Or whatever writer. Simon fraser. my god. That was the worst fucking two weeks in my life to sign. Fraser were my fee wet for two and a half weeks straight like they did not dry inside freeze ever met such unkind people fucking line. I mean they go to school in a cloud. Like the whole place weird. Sorry if here at simon fraser you should speak up and say what the fuck but the media in this country has a job of manufacturing a unified identity. Because they don't want candy to break up. They don't want canadians to realize that canada is actually completely fake. And the problem is is that lake we also then buy into it. And we don't understand the regional differences when we're trying to figure out modes of solidarity and how to help one another and how to do activists work across these across these divides and so we have to create those spaces. This is i think the big message for my own book and certainly. I think that that was the reason that the student was so strong in the labor movement. As well as that. You're forcing people to bring to come together. Whether or not you produce anything out of that is kind of a different question. But you force people to come together and then people actually realize. Oh my god. There's an accent in calgary. If you're from auto. Like they have an accent in calgary what the fuck right and you just don't realize unless you actually have that opportunity to travel so how to left wing organizations give activists the money and the resources to do that kind of work. I think that that is fundamental to doing anything in this country. That is going to put pressure on the federal government because the federal government depends on federalism. And it depends on the legitimacy that it holds within regions across canada. So i was wondering. Because i don't think i'm very well suited to go to many Go again but as wondering like how to get more than like behind the scenes stuff and what sort of behind the scenes stuff you think is most needed. I can start. I think one of the things i mean. There's a couple answers to your well. I'm sure there's tons of answers to your question but a couple that come to mind right away that in order to get involved in anything you just gotta get involved and so Joining an organization First of all and then the thing is that everyone's always looking for people to do behind the scenes work because a lot of people join activist organizations Because they see what happens on television and the television or the newspapers only focus on a small small like ten percent of what activist organizations do ends people who joined being like. Yeah i'm gonna be on tv. And i'm going to be shutting down a building or something and it's like kay that happens like almost never most of its like research and writing really boring meetings it which is just like strategic work so a lot of times people figure this out you know black organizations are dealing with this across the world right now all these people who joined in the summer and we're like oh man. This thought it was going to be. It's like there's a lot of work that needs to happen and people leave because it's not as exciting. We're not as fun as they thought it was going to be so fear. Not there's lots of room or lots of need for people doing background work. The other thing is if joining organizations is not for you or you can't find one in your location or that really speaks to you writing if you can if you can write or even like speak like if it's a it's a podcast or something like anything that you can do to put your ideas out there..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

03:25 min | 6 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"I keep wondering if as a francophone was fully buying while works you know in some way nationally and as a lot of friends across the country i'm able to know and get some tidbits of information but most people aren't able to do that canada's a hole in canadian news even when i listen to. Cbc montreal so maybe cbc. Toronto is the friend. Have very little knowledge about what's happening outside right and i'm always wondering you know i know it like kennedy had like immediately color recently to you know. Get people to talk about what's happening in quebec but it was mostly material an end of an episode about what's happening in manitoba or nursing and But how do we do that. How do we get to narrow and how we meet as progressive people and was not in an is on. I'm not gonna join political party just to be like. How do we change this country that we live in a way that we are not able to. If we don't even know what's happening you know an hour away from by far by car from where we live. How do we change the country. Nora oh my god. No i hear you but it was like the question. That's the question. it's so funny because like karen. I don't know if you have the same experience but in quebec city. When i first moved here and i used to talk about like student union meetings and i was like yeah. We had two people had to fly to come to our meetings. And they're like what do you mean at the fly like canada's very big like what do you mean right and they'll educated people but they just have no idea instead of quebec it's like like british columbia rate is fucking far like i'm with you. Okay so vancouver right. That's five hours from fucking montreal right. Okay north vancouver by two and a half hours by plane are other students rights. We had to fly them down to vancouver then over to ottawa twice a year and the lake. Why you to do that right in. Uh like okay. Wow i do not really doesn't really go through those lake regional realities but it's not just to get back thing like the worth standing. I did like when you when you travel across canada as much as we have much as we got to do student activists you realize that this country is like one hundred percent right. The folks in fucking saskatoon are very different. People than folks in sudbury and folks and subway are very different people than folks and kitchener waterloo. Like we have this mindset that were all the same in this country and we are percent not there are really interesting. Different cultural regional linguistic things that happen in canada and the media concentration pushing everything in english candidate to toronto makes the toronto accent. The toronto perspective be the foundation of canadian. English identity in this country and montreal plays a similar role although a little bit different because of how white outside of montreal is compared to montreal rate. There's a dynamic difference there And so that means that. Like i mean when i say to someone like i hate vancouver people like what the fuck utah. You can't hate. Who is the greatest place in the world right. I mean i hate it. No offence to anyone. Call google her but there are these incredible cultural differences that we got to see on campus rate. The we got to see instantly the second we set foot on a campus weather..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:58 min | 6 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"With unions too. You can always been in touch with the off line or online elsewhere. And i might be to give you some ideas you can tell me. What unit is. I might know folks there right. I might know folks. I might know the history and be like. Oh that guy's gotta die before anything changes. Sometimes it is important to know who like literally going to have to die at their desk before something changes. I actually learn really like robert's rules. And i'm willing to argue with anybody. But i also knew that was a reference to what's going on in the chat but i also to used to work an academic union so while i'm terrible at responding to emails and messages that are assigned to me. If you send it to nora and say nora. Tell sandy this she will. And then i can. That's that's the secret. Hope that to you all being on this call tonight. Get that little secret. That's the only way context. I big sancti. Both for all the work you've done as as activists and and on this podcast. I appreciate it. So much My question is a little more selfish but basically as a recent journalism grad myself. I admire so much. What you've done nora as i nevada you know an independent Critical journalists and. I just wonder if you have any advice for someone who's kind of looking to break into the field. I you know. I gotta be honest with you. Because if you'd asked me advice two years ago would have said drop out one of the one of the wonderful things in my life. I didn't finish in journalism. I did fires at the rise in journalism school and then I mean. I had to finish where because it can do part time and they still accept me as an alum and so it was like first of all understanding. What kind of what kind of act of like support is really meaningful like. I don't look for. I don't look for kind of praise from like the famous kind of journalists out there but seeing my own school of journalism. That i fucking fought tooth and nail. Didn't even finish as an alum. Proudly share my articles. Ryerson journalism alum. And it's like it's not true. It's not true. But they don't care because they like the biggest meeting most meaningful thing to me. Okay that was self indulgent. How do you get into the world of of whatever so. It's really hard for me to answer that question because my path into journalism has always been a very different I kind of faked it. Until one day i realized i was a good writer like i really spent five years. Just just putting stuff out being like. Yeah i'm gonna fuck in be journalist and part of that. Was you know i edited a newspaper. Called the ryerson free press that was unfortunately sued out of existence by a piece of shit lawyer who is a fucking asshole whose names andrew monkhouse but the. Yeah yeah yeah. Sandy also is aware of this this this fellow. And so like i learned a guess. Here's the advice. Understand the tricks of the trade right. Be a be a good writer. Be a good researcher do interviews properly. Don't cut corners. Obviously don't plagiarize do everything properly right. If you're a left wing person. This is the case for any job that you have. You have to know your craft. You have to master your craft and you have to be better at your craft than everyone around you because if you are a left wing person and you have a critical perspective. You're never ever gonna get you like like i've never even had a mentor right. I've never had a mentor. I've never had anyone reach out to me like nor i want to help you understand this industry. I've had friends who i was friends with..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

04:27 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"Hey sandy in. Hey hey hey. Hey there's so many people on the call we're an again. The chat is there so folks should be totally chatting with one another and get your questions. Ready get your comments. Ready the whole point of tonight is i mean it's audience appreciation it. We're not really gonna be able to give anything away. We didn't really think that that far into this but we appreciate you like what we appreciate you so much especially since as you've heard us say time again on the show kind of like a surprise that this podcast has been as successful as it has been for both of us and so we really really do appreciate you and so cheers to you. If you folks are joining us with a beverage to cheers with sheer as thanks for joining us tonight. I'm really looking forward to our discussion. So nora what. The fuck is on your mind. We wanted to make sure that we started off course for the very quick conversation but the news and you know. I think that we can all agree that the biggest injustice from this past week. It's just breaking my heart barbecue. Guy in a toko couldn't sell his wings. Jesus would've fucking hogwash right like i. I really am just so stunned by that. The way the police are so obvious in the differential treatment of folks were white and folks who are not white even when they know they're on camera. You know You nor i can't remember if you're at that rally just before the g twenty in in two thousand nine hundred ten. That was a rally that was organized by known as a go in toronto and we were. It was very small and we were marching on the sidewalk. Which i think is not a problem for anyone anywhere like. I'm pretty sure you're allowed to walk on the sidewalk with other groups of people with other individuals..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

02:17 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"That are like like cereal and others that discuss some sort of carriage of injustice and most of them are done by women. So i don't know if i perhaps an incorrect understanding of the history of podcasting but i do think that there's this idea i don't know if you've heard this before nora. There's this idea in radio. That women's voices are too similar so you can't have too many voices that are women's voices on the air at a time because people won't be able to tell them apart. Have you ever heard that people d- people can't tell us apart. Yeah i know whatever now. Have you heard that said to you. I heard that way back when we were working together. The canadian federation of students when they were considering having me and another student person from a a less politically good organization on at the same time and they were saying that they couldn't have as both on at the same time because to women's voices can be confusing. And i had never heard that before. Either way you know. People have weird justifications for why women can't do shit which is all the dead stories meant to tell you. There's a lot of bullshit out there when it comes to Silencing women's voices and so it makes it a good fit is that we get to do whatever the fuck we want on podcasting we can. We can talk about difficult issues We can talk about issues when the media and you know this is happened to nora specifically. The media has decided. We don't wanna talk to you anymore because your ideas are too radical your idea that people of color don't get treated the same way as white folks as too radical or your idea that defending the police is a conversation that's worth having is too radical podcasting medium is so it's so easy to like get some sort of hosting package for podcast and be connected to so many people all over the world.

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

04:07 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"The police executed in ottawa and died young black man after the police executed a no knock warrant in ottawa. So that's happening right now. They're they're desperately trying to get people to pay attention to this. This this situation could be a part of making sure that people pay attention to that by saying look we agree with this campaign and man like yeah. We're gonna take the political risk to say that we agree with this campaign and all of the folks who have the riding associations across the country. Were were organizing. Educational is about it. There's going to be workshops. We're connecting you with the activists on the ground. That could be a part of the way that end ep muse forward on these things and instead i think they're. They're putting a lot of effort behind the tactic of what happens in the house which unfortunately only a certain small subset of nerds in. The canadian population are paying attention to yeah and like ninety percent of them are liberals even. Yeah twenty five percent of them are me and nora exactly which we're not impressed by okay so it's already in the eastern time zone so it's like almost midnight but it's already almost the end of the show and so we have enough time for one more question But i do want to address two very quick questions. Gillen's asked about like ideas of place to read and what helps us make sense the world. We talk about this podcast before i. I don't have a good suggestion for that. I read everything. Said he's said she. She reads everything. I listen to us. People will hopefully help guide you a little bit but but do you read everything because people read everything in understand what people think. You need to understand what they're consuming and how there may be formulating their opinions In the question. Scott do sandy deem as being in your band i do. I do performing. It was so much fun. Yeah we we had a great time and we performed we performed at the silver dollar. We performed at the opera house. Like we've performed these great. Yeah it's very toronto. don't exist anymore and it's really sad but It was it was it was a blast was a lot of fun. Who knows. maybe you'll join a band again some day. How about you do you miss your band. Oh yeah yeah. I mean absolutely yeah i. I was performing on my own to quebec city. That has kind of stopped. Obviously everything's stopped right now but yeah. Dan was amazing. I mean we had a lot of fun and my my last shows at silver dollar..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:09 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"That would have been a post recording conversation but unfortunately benefit from that just invite us back next year when we all have been oxygenated with three different vaccines which is my plan by the way. I'm taking them all. I think that they're all gonna be safe ingred. How has our relationship. How is it really ship gene. I don't think it has. They don't think our our relationship hasn't changed at all. I mean we're like older which you think would add a level of maturity to us. But i think we have been like north very similar. So if you're like me you've reached the current level of maturity at around what thirteen fourteen years old. And there your whole life. You know are we were you know. I don't know for whatever reason we were really fast friends and we're both weirdos and have like this weird similar backgrounds like we were both a part of this weird canadian choir seen. We both had very strange experiences in in southern ontario gifted program which is not the same as everywhere else. I know that in some places it's just about your ability to pass like some sort of like really difficult aptitude academic test but there's a psychological component to the way that they do things and you're actually considered to be like neuro divergent and that. Is you know a part of our history that you know helped us to when we met each other it was like oh another person like me. We were both in bands when we met and would perform you know we. We just had this weird set of things that made us very similar at the same time or obviously very different people that made for nora is funnier. Nora is funnier. that made and my patience is thinner. Okay so that made us you know. Very quick friends and deepened. Our relationship almost instantly. Do we disagree. I think less now than we used to but it was. It was the kind of relationship. I remember one of the things that i really appreciated about working with nora. Nora was while he was chairperson of the canadian federation of students nor was the communications communications and government relations staff person and the first thing i wrote that was supposed to go out publicly. She like she she. She was the first person to edit it and so she was like red marks all over the page. And i'm fucking good writer okay. So it was like what the fuck so red marks all over the page and at points on the page. It said like what the fuck is this. What does this mean. No you know that kind of thing. And i was like i love this girl. She's so honest like and we were very much from the very beginning..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:26 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"I believe it's the album. That's called from carthage to rome. And he's a palestinian bram. Tony and musicians folks from there you go. i'm standing i both anti connections And i mean. That's kind of how i know john and i will say it. Look up his music for sure. He does a lot of classical stuff as well. Harpsichord and organ and and that last track is a track called called gingy dervish at which he wrote in jinzhou in In south korea and it is one of my favorite tracks. I mean like of all music. Just love it. It's got such a great energy and to see him. Play it live is really amazing. 'cause he plays with multiple multiple keyboards. And there's lots loops and yeah check. John john camille farrah. He's really awesome. Also join his sweetheart. He's a really big fan of the podcast so he might be tuning in even though it's like two. Am in berlin. Thank you for that music. John yeah the next question from gwen is i think is such a is it. It's a question that i i mean. I'll just tell everyone so. You don't like surprise you sandy he. How do you manage to consume so much news and not. I mean the comments is not get overloaded. But i will say like a not explode in the middle of the street. Wow who says that. I'm not exploding in the middle of westwood. La part of everything else that i do around activism is how i respond to the news and how frustrated the news can make me and how i need to feel as though i have some sort of power over the news because i do have some sort of the news and i do have sort of power over the way that society moves and over the way that the politicians or power i can have power over that and so when i get really down or feeling like intense rage within my chest i get to work. And that's a that's a lot of it. Another big piece of it goes back to nora and my history of organizing we. We really learned are tops in activism in the student movement. If you were active in the canadian student movement in the nuts people say that right off in the period the to whatever. I don't care in the if you were involved rate. Whatever if you were involved in the canadian soon we've been from the year two thousand two ten. That was a really intense year. Decade of organizing. I often people. People are often asking me like how do you how do you do so much. How do you have so much outfit. And i'm like oh for like. I don't know five or six years of my life. I worked like from nine. Am to three thirty. A m on a regular basis. That was just like my regular my regular day. No holidays never spent holidays at home. Except for maybe christmas. Because i was doing. So much organizing..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

03:28 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"A friend of mine who is not a political actress. She's she works in insurance. And i was at her house Socially distanced outside and she was saying to me. She's like god. It's it just feels as if the government is trying to make us want to go back to normal so badly and at the same time. Give us nothing. That's all we can do is cling to going back to normal as soon as possible and the point of doing. That is to make sure that we don't demand changes to the things that we know need to change and so rather than paying us to stay home rather than giving us food so we can socially isolate or reduce production manufacturing corporate activity in a way that allows workers to socially distance. We are just being forced to suffer through this. It's disproportionate suffering of course just so all of all we want is to go back to normal and so that the second we go back to normal we accept everything that was laid bare to be not good. Not normal about our status quo. And that's that's really dangerous and so people listening tonight. I hope that you all can be those champions to resist that kind of logic and make sure that when people say we just wanna go back to normal. Of course we will. We won't go back to normal There's already people have made a lot of money off this pandemic and they aren't going to go back to normal. They're going to freaking bad themselves in twenty dollar bills or something tonight and we have to figure out a way to take their money from them so that they bathe in water like the rest of us. Please my god. I didn't say that right not see. I don't know if that's why you do. Pollock has gone into a podcast world right. Because they've been like. Oh we gotta do shitreet but fuck flats and we can't say that with the crtv. This gives me a good opportunity to go through some of the comments. So first of all vicky thank you. So much for a loving nora's tweets nor was in twitter jail recently for telling a bunch of turfs. Trans exclusionary radical feminists to fuck off And twitter put her in jail for that. I don't know why it's a terrible thing. But i think it's important to mention that because today is also the trans day of remembrance or trans day of resilience and also trans awareness. Week and of course Nora and i and hope all of our listeners. understand what our responsibilities are to fight for transliteration into protect trans folks in our lives and transport were not in our lives not yet and to understand the crucial role that they play in our society in pushing for a new world imagining a new world and radically being themselves in the face of such hatred. Harm endanger we have a responsibility in that and so naro. Welcome back to twitter. And thanks for telling the shitheads off and question from jennifer mackey. Tell us the story behind the music of the show. The music is done by a friend of mine. Who's one of the world's best of free jazz pianist. His name is john farrah. He's based in berlin right now and The opening and closing tracker from the same album..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

04:18 min | 7 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"Hey sandy god this is so weird we never ever see each other when we record and it very much sucks that we cannot be in the same room because when we typically do a live show. It's so good to feed off the energy but before we start. Let me just say hello to everyone. Who's watching us live. I am coming to you from two vangere which is the traditional territory of the tonga. People colonized as los angeles nora. Hi everyone. I am coming to you from my home in the traditional territory of the here on wednesday nation also known as quebec city. And it is so wonderful to be with you tonight sandy. It is so weird to see you. It is one thing to do a live show when we're in the same room It's a very different experience. I mean i. I'm not in my cave. You're not in your cave. You also sound great. Which is amazing because the episode that we released on tuesday for those of you who are weekly listeners. You may have heard that nora sounded terrible. She had a bit of a cold so it sounds like you're recovering. Yeah i'm totally recovering. i feel great. I feel great. I mean my best friend's brother got covid. So i feel as good as one could feel with covid to us but i don't think we're talking about quantitative covid zone right. We're in vancouver tonight. They were not as much as much everywhere zone. No code so this is a really wild for us because not only is it our first podcast festival and headlining and that's really really amazing. But it's also really good opportunity for us to connect with the audience because what's the live. Show what's the point of a live show of. It's not actually doing That audience connection and insanity in the last couple of weeks. We've done a lot of talking about the show. How do the show. How do we come up with topics i mean..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

05:01 min | 8 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"And racialized people differently same thing with respect to to factories where people are processing food same thing with respect to migrant workers who are working on farms in very close quarters, and I don't even know if I get my grant workers across the country are being counted in this data Nora. Maybe you have the answer to that they should be but we do know that people are working in very dangerous conditions wage, generally and so, you know, even more dangerous of a situation during a pandemic like what we're in yeah, and and the reason why all of them Just so frustrating is because there are there are things that could be done to help Target slow down improve safety for these communities. I mean, you mentioned one already with elevation and making sure high-rises are as safe as they can be like there's a lot of changes that can be made there. There's been very little focus on how to how does the public know if a if a if a location that has good air quality, so like where is where we forcing companies factories workspaces to like be public about their air quality air flow how often errors like turned over circulated at whatever how long does it take for like all are to be replaced by new are that kind of stuff? There's been no no attempt to try make that stuff public which would help wage employees know what's going on to help unions know what's going on who helped average people know if like, this is not a restaurant you want to go to because their HVAC system is like been broken for ten years and want to go in there. That would be quite simple. There's no Think on there. There's been nothing to force employees or factory owners to maybe slow down production, right? Maybe the problem is that they should be working at full capacity and that they need to actually have half capacity to make sure that people aren't working together in close quarters again, cuz the stories are like the stories that came out of the maple leaf plant in Brandon officers were saying that the changes that they had made in in April were making things less safe than that workers were like even closer together in the change room, or they were in even more dangerous situations in the only reason why they didn't get sick was because of luck because covid-19 Brandon, right? Like that's all it was and but it gave public health and and in the politicians back to not necessarily take that super seriously and just let these corporations police themselves and we're seeing that at meat-packing plants all across the country. I mean, it's not a coincidence that these factories off..

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

03:25 min | 8 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"So so so much and to everyone that sends us a message and starts with saying I really wish we can give I can give you money to the show, but I can't and you don't have to you don't have to ever say that to us. We totally appreciate everybody who just listens who suggested to their friends and for everybody who said that Sandy Nora has helped you feel less alone and how you think about the world. I mean that just that also really helps both of us. It's just so wonderful to hear that. So, thank you. So so so much if that was the nature of your message to us as well. Yes, I think you okay, is that it for notes and announcements? I think that's it. The announcements section is getting longer. I feel like we need to have like a show of announcements. Maybe I know right? Well, what is it that we're talking about today? I don't know if you heard but covid-19 here. And so we thought it was time to do another covid-19. Yeah, no, I appreciate that too. But I also just want him to continue with I suck because you know, he could be doing more about it. But unfortunately, you know, it just does what he does best which is try to reflect the sentiment of the common person back to us and hope that they think that that means that needs doing a thing. Yeah, that's exactly it. That's all it is. But I digress yes covid-19. It it kind of hit me again. This week was I was diving into the into the data the public health agency of Canada. They put out a report that that specifically looked at Equity issues and how they impacted the the pandemic and they came to three broad conclusions about things that need to happen and and their first main conclusion was that there's a lack of data that we don't know enough to be able to have good public policy to try and fix the gaps within public health. And this obsession with data is very frustrating because while we don't have that we certainly have proximate data we have ways to kind of gauge. Well if it's hitting this community or if it's hitting this this workplace, you know, we know the people who work in this workplace and so we can make approximations that we that we otherwise might not be able to make it. We didn't know even anything about the people that are being hit and talk about this lack of data makes it sound as if we don't know, but we do know quite a lot about how covid-19. Has impacted specifically racialized and in more specifically black communities in this country and for the most Stark example of this. It comes from the really the main public health unit..

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Oakland volunteers are posting maps to voting centers

Morning Edition

01:21 min | 8 months ago

Oakland volunteers are posting maps to voting centers

"In Oakland is trying to get the word out about dozens of voting locations that are closed this election and they're redirecting people to nearby open once it's Julie Chang explains. Oakland typically has over 100 polling places. But for Tuesday's election, only 26 are open. That could be because the Corona virus pandemic has made some traditional polling places like schools and senior centers unavailable that got Oakland resident and Daniel's wondering if old polling places have any sign itch that tells voters where the the nearest nearest open open location location is is and and came came back back with with the the answer answer that that no no there there was was going going to to be be no no sign sign of of gentle. gentle. As As a a result, result, Daniel's Daniel's teamed teamed up up with with some some friends friends from from the the progressive progressive activist activist group group Indivisible Indivisible Eastbay. Eastbay. To create their own signs with a map and list of open polling locations and put them across more than 100 old voting sites in Oakland. Nora Cody, who helped with the effort, says she's upset Alameda County isn't doing more to help. Those who may be disenfranchised by this, especially with talks of voter suppression are happening all over the country. The registered voters answer is just to go to the website and no recognition that there is still a digital divide. And that those who are generally the most disenfranchised would continue to be disenfranchised. The women say they don't think the county's deliberately suppressing votes, but unintentional harm is taking place. The county didn't respond to a request for comment. I'm Julie Chang news. Marin County

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A Conversation With Dr Anna Kavoura

Physical Activity Researcher

04:34 min | 8 months ago

A Conversation With Dr Anna Kavoura

"Which focuses and understanding how tender informs meaning in sport. I feel that this is such an important topic that it should have featured in this podcast already a long time ago indeed sport is a very gendered institution and although there has been a lot of effort to tackle gender-based inequalities in the past few decades a lot of work certainly remains to be done in today's episode. We explore how gender identity intersects with athletic identity with the focus on women's martial law. We discuss what this course is dominant in the sporting spaces and how these impact those who are unable or unwilling to accept and live according to these courses. We then move on to exploring the possibilities of alternative meanings discourses and practices of sport and finally discuss whether and how sporting spaces that are not based on a binary understanding of gender can be organized as well as the ethical imperative to organize sporting spaces that are inclusive safe for all our guest has completed several interesting research projects on gender in sport. She completed her PhD in sports Sciences at the University of Georgia Line Finland, which focused on understanding woman's identity negotiations in competitive Judo cultures after defending her PhD she continued working. Postdoc researcher at the University of a scallop in a project that focused on tackling discrimination against gender and sexual minorities in sports and physical education contexts off. She then move on to the school of sport and service management at the University of Brighton and currently works as opposed to researcher in a project titled transforming gender boundaries in sport, which is funded by The Finnish cultural Foundation. Welcome doctor onychophora and thank you so much for joining me for today's interesting and very important discussions. Hi Nora. Thank you for having me. I'm delighted that we are we are now here discussing this and we have talked about this already along a long time ago. And so now we finally get going and I cannot emphasize enough how much I feel that this is a very important topic to address and and for us to understand meaning in sport, we always have to be thinking about this gendered element of meaning and and how are cultural practices also shaped those meanings. So I'd be very delighted to hear a little bit about how you have become a nurse color and Willa sport Sports color, of course as well. But your research in the past ten years already has always been addressing these gender issues. So perhaps a little bit about the background story of of how you became a gender research. Yeah. Sure. So yes, I am always a little bit hesitant to call myself a gender school because as you said my background is in sports science and majoring in sports psychology, and I think it was sometime during my towards the end of my master studies when I started realizing that this focus on performance alone thought sometimes like mainstream sport psychological theories are all about especially when it is done in a way that neglects that context and the situational characteristics of Faith dividual such as gender race class religion and and so on like this way of work does not in English. Ask me that Matt and I became especially interested in gender. I think my interest like also comes from my personal experiences my experiences, for example of being young and female athlete in the mail domain of martial arts. But also experiences that go way back before that experiences of birth of a girl growing up in the patriarchal culture of Greece. For example,

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

02:54 min | 8 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"And and she posted. As a memory from the archive. That was literally the day before. So you know I'm I'm confused I know into the listeners confused the hell is going on there. I like I'd never even heard that my life was just posting a picture that I thought hey everybody. Yeah. Vote early on our sway question no you shared from the archives like you know how on facebook every once in a while it's like would you like to share this post that you made? Like five years ago like here's a memory you went into the memories and you shared it as a memory, but it was from the day fucking before. So why did you do that? So I use facebook like I mean like everybody's fucking seventy year old aunt does and. I actually activated that feature. So I actually didn't realize that there's an archive like I just found the words and then I think someone may maybe reported me for not using it correctly because now, the the word feature is gone and I have to just post pictures again only. I. Don't really get instagram. No, no nora the word feature is not gone. You can still post words on the stories you know how I know because the shared account so I can see it you can still. Post words on the story perhaps at some point you should learn. How to use instagram I'm not gonNA teach you because I think that our listeners did have some fun this week watching. It was very weird. But. Anyway we do. We are curious about whether or not folks want us to provide merch. We did do a poll on instagram about that, and it seems like the majority of you want us to provide merch and those of you who don't we have some very important things to think about because Some of the reasons for that were concerns about sustainability about doing things ethically labor and those are things that we would be thinking about in any case..

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Three of My Favorite Books This Year... So Far

Marketing Secrets

06:28 min | 8 months ago

Three of My Favorite Books This Year... So Far

"Hey everybody who has been awesome. So we're getting closer closer to Halloween depending when you're listening to this, which Halloween was my favorite holiday for basically my entire life. I went trick or treating until I was twenty one years old. And those who are wake with Russell weren't you WANNA admission when you were nineteen and twenty and the answer is yes and yes, I dressed up as a Mormon missionary going door to door because I already have the cost you got free candy. It was awesome. the good old days. Anyway. I'll trick or treating Halloween love everything. In fact when my kids were born I was like this is the great thing world howling was amazing before it's even more amazing now and went trick or treating every single year until about three years ago three years ago was when I bought my Batman suit if you've seen. We lost expert secrets are Philip. Prizes to give away these Batman. At ironman suits I got my own custom fitted was so cool. And I was so excited because that is going to be Batman like legit Batman and I was in front suit and I was just so excited for it and remember it was long day at the office and got home as quick as I could and just trying to give your own the kids at wrestling practice wrestling practice and come back home and I'm getting more Reagan dinner. Kept. Race. Back. Yossi. Batman student, which is, it's like an hour long project to get that suit on I'm so excited feeding the kids battery stack to the office and also doorbell rings and go the door, and it's one of Ellie's friends and friends like, Hey, l. here my yeah wh, what are you doing here? Coming to trick Ellie has like. What? I triggered truth my kids. Runs over. Oh, by data out mcnew, you canton clutch like what am I? Triggered this is my my holiday. You can take my daughter trick or treating, and it only took off their friends she was gone and The boys got calls from their friends and we're going trick or treating and they took off. And I remember I was ache I wasn't ready for. I. Don't know it's like the kids leaving home only worse. I wasn't ready for it and I remember they were all gone and it was it was Aiden Nora? Tiny. She's to at the time. And so I didn't get my Batman suit on and they go to the car and. You got your suit on everything. Put it in a car seat. My time we got in the car she passed out. She was out cold as Aden in class we drove to this neighborhood ain't got out with started trick or treating and passed out in the car, and that was like the saddest thing my wife I missed Halloween. Comes to sitting down the kids are awesome. They have friends. For, it you know what I mean like false fake you're planning your kids are going GonNa. Leave the house someday and then Austin they just leave the preparation. Anyway. So how is my favorite holiday until that year and now? Holidays Fourth of July because I spend more money fourth of July, any human, and so because of that everybody comes to me and doing that to compensate for. For Kids. Anyway. That's how I really feel. I'm just joking anyway, that's those true story. This is the fourth of July is my new favorite holiday but. I'm always with Halloween and so as how gets closer I still get excited I'm not gonNA, love the lease falling into the seasons changing and Pumpkins and candy and like just all the things. So one of our family traditions every year for Halloween go to. Albion Idaho where there's this old college campus where an early nineteen hundreds a thriving college and nineteen. Twenty or something that went out of business. So it's been vacant for like one hundred years and a couple years back these family bought it and they renovated the whole thing in turn it into one of them, the dorms interns like a bed and breakfast, and then the rest of the turned to haunted houses like there's a Zombie House Claus and he's old creepy buildings from the early nineteen hundreds and anyway it's it's insane. So we go every year this year to to our friends Rachel Peterson her husband Paul and they came with us which was really fun so anyway. On the trip down Rachel says, what are your favorite books you're right now Evanston, asked me a question about books freeze 'cause I'm like. There's so many like I'm obsessed with books I have more books than I know and I buy 'em every day tons board and read most of the books I listen to audio by the physical book too because I like having physical books in. All sorts of turmoil. I sat there like a deer in headlights thinking and and I kept thinking thinking and I realized like right now and stuff because you know it is different seasons your life there's. Always, kind of things so. Anyway, I in a season my life actually cited for. I'm preparing not really a mentally thinking about my next book. I think I told you before my next book. I bought the domain bootstrap dot com books called bootstrapped, and it's going to be the final story how he did it. Because my other books have been how to books right like how to get traffic, how to build a funnel, how to copy things like that but it's not gonna be how this is the story of it. I've been obsessed like listening to books about companies and people telling their story about how they built a company and so. I've been listening to a lot of those lately just like understand how to write that way. How to tell stories that is different is different than how I've typically done things. So for me to be able to write this book to change my skill set and this hopefully is aside lesson for everyone like lot of times when we do the thing we wanna do to like. Do. We have to learn something completely different writing. If you business before you come into our world. Oh my gosh businesses, different online they we have to change how we think of meets same way for me to write six book like I learned how to write differently. and. Understand that respect that and paying attention to him trying to learn it so. Anyway. So been listening to audio books about companies about their stories come here how people tell their stories so my three books recommend hugh today are all books about people's companies And they're good for companies number one, they're fascinating books that were to really good. Storytellers the way they tell their story was fascinating where I was like sucked into the book and I couldn't stop. In fact to these books, I've listened to twice and one. Will probably listen to again I just finished that yesterday. So that's why I hadn't listened to it twice yet. Now's referee. I don't normally read things twice because I have so many books coming into both of two of the three books have already listened to twice, which is a testament how good of a story that they actually are. So without said in no particular order, I'll give you my three. Bucks Number One book. This one I'm nervous about because. It's like the dark side of Entrepreneurship Kate. You a lot of times you hear stories about who also built a company and it's like this positive thing and there's ups and downs and trials and tribulations but for the most part, it's like the positive experience, right?

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How An Airline Worker Honors Fallen Military Members

Weekend Edition Saturday

02:57 min | 8 months ago

How An Airline Worker Honors Fallen Military Members

"It's time now for story course Military Voices Initiative, which amplifies stories about service members and their families. Today. We'll hear from Brian McConnell. He's been an airline worker for almost four decades. Much of that time he's worked on the ramp. The area where aircraft refueled, boarded and loaded. But Taking on other responsibilities, ones that weren't in his original drop description. Ryan McConnell runs the Delta Honor Guard, a group of volunteers at the Atlanta airport who greet every plane that carries the remains of a fallen military member. That story. Cory sat down with his wife, Nora. To talk about it. How did you get involved with the honor Guard driving across the ramp? One day doing my job. I witnessed some guy's taking care of a fallen soldier, Hannah blue cart with all the logo's from all the military branches. And it should all gave some some gave all And I am and pull over and collect myself as I thought. It was just amazing that total strangers could take care of our military fallen. Can you tell me what you go through to honor these soldiers while the procedures are once I get a notification, I'll notify everybody on the Honor Guard. We have folks who come from all over the airport from the bag points from the gates from maintenance. And even the pilots group. Sometimes there's 20 of us there. Sometimes there's two of us there. But there's always at least someone to meet every fallen that comes into the Atlanta airport. We'll cover the casket with the flag. And as they brought out of the aircraft, the honor guard will march up with flags from each branch of the service. In which time I go to the escort, usually someone from their squadron. Present them with a card, a coin and a prayer to give to the next of kin. What makes you so dedicated to do what you do for all of these soldiers and their families? The number one reason is the right thing to do. These folks have made the ultimate sacrifice and the least we could do is take care of him. My father served 21 years in the air force with a tour of Vietnam. Course you know her son is active in the Air Force, and it's served two deployments to Afghanistan. And heaven forbid, if something ever happened to our son, I would hope that whoever's carrying for him went here for him with the love and respect. And the honor that I will care for their sons and daughters meeting You've always been a staunch supporter of me with the honor guard and I know sometimes it gets trying when you're sitting in the cell phone lot for three hours past my shift or coming in early. We're coming in on days off. But I have never watch. Heard you complain and ah Actually appreciate that. Some people say they have a calling in life. I guess I found mine. Although I have never served. I tell people this is my way of serving.

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"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

Sandy and Nora talk politics

03:04 min | 8 months ago

"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics

"Premier that refuses to acknowledge systemic racism. He goes ahead and appoints left for near to that position. So wow, that's that's saying a lot about the type of Engagement. They want to have with indigenous communities. Hmm. It could not be more clear. Well that fucking blows Nora. How are we going to end this episode? We can't end on on this? No. Sorry. You want me to be I could I could be optimistic going to be off to Mystic. Yeah, you have to like, are you sleeping off then? Yes, you you win the you must be optimistic fucking responsibility prize out here. That's how we decided this every week everybody. Yeah. Well, I think that there's a lot to be optimistic about because like we are seeing these things more because of the incredible efforts that families are going through or that individuals are going to to make sure that these ads There are are being aired and I think that you know social changes slow and it will take time but people being engaged in a moment that where Everything feels hopeless. I mean, none of us have plans Beyond probably at all. Probably no one has any fucking plans Beyond I gotta go to work. I'm going to go to work my next day of work and we do have the ability to wage keeping this pressure up. We will change things. It just will take a long time but it does require a a fucking slog of sustained pressure and especially especially if you are a liberal or if you have friends who are liberals, I think that you should put your energy into liberals because the number of shady fucking liberals who respond to me the last week about about defunding the police impossible is demonstrating to me that we have a lot of work to do with that group of people in society. And I think as you're starting to practice your arguments with strangers or people, you know, or people you work with them. Is how social change happens is being able to to fine-tune your message to make sure that you're convincing the people that you whose lives you are in or whose lives you touch that that this is critical so that when it's announced that a city is considering increases to police budgets, it starts to shift that conversation to be like no no, no, we're not accepting this and slowly we will be able to to find ways to change it to to divest some of the power more of the power more of the power all of the power that police have in this country. Thursday in the new you suck..

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'Behind The Kingdom's Veil' Offers Insights Into The Lives Of Ordinary Saudis

All Things Considered

03:06 min | 9 months ago

'Behind The Kingdom's Veil' Offers Insights Into The Lives Of Ordinary Saudis

"Saudi Arabia opened its doors to foreign tourists. The move was part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon's grand plan. To transform the ultra conservative kingdom into a modern open state with a more modern open economy. How that is playing out is a complicated, often contradictory story. As we have reported And, of course, being a tourist anywhere right now is tough with the pandemic, shutting down most international travel, all of which makes a new book that offers insights into the lives of ordinary Saudis. In this moment, all the more welcome. It's called behind the Kingdom's Vale, its authors whose on a couple is a correspondent for Der Spiegel magazine, who lived and worked in the kingdom. She's on a couple welcome. Thank you very much happy to join. We're glad to have you with us. Your book tells the story of Saudi Arabia it's past its president. Through encounters that you had with all sorts of people. Sunni Shia men. Women rich, poorer, powerful, not so powerful. I want to start by talking about Nora because Nora was in many ways your entree into Saudi life. Who is she? That was really a stroke of luck to run into. Nor in almost the very beginning. When I moved there, she worked as the assistant off a businessman. Who are you Actually, she was the person who took me to all these places to weddings to food festivals to the desert to places where women only meet suddenly that was an accident, which was rare in which I enjoyed very much and we had so much fun, So actually, it was a wonderful person to accompany me Throughout this time it was living there. You nodded to a food festival. Tell mejust this sounds like such a normal outing heading out to a food festival with a girlfriend. What did it reveal to you about how life in Saudi He is changing. Actually, it was a complete exciting thing. It was the first time that something like this was happening in Saudi Arabia, which just a couple years ago was the kingdom of border just to go out with a friend on neat with other people, Men, possibly even and sit down somewhere. Have a chat with people you have never met before who do not belong to your family, for instance. That is something which was absolutely impossible. Impossible. Impossible is recently as what a decade ago five years ago. Actually, it's only like three years ago, I would say when I was living there every morning, there was another thing, which was absolutely impossible to imagine the day before music concerts. What? I knew somebody who was trying to learn an instrument. He had to drive to betrayal every week, 500 kilometers to get one lesson. And then when he came back, his family criticized hip to say what you wanted to do Music. I mean, people who do music. They also do other bad things. Like meeting women or drinking or other things, which are Haram Haram, meaning forbidden. It's so yes, on this person now is one of the hay started. A great career is a musician. Suddenly this became very normal, but before it was not I want to

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